Mary Katrantzou Fall Winter 2013

I think Mary Katrantzou should sit down with Jonathan Saunders and have a chat. He started out as a brand that was famous for its prints, overcame the fact the he is a print designer (and NOT a fashion designer), and has managed to run a pretty decent business (although I’ll admit his clothes aren’t exactly worth writing home about.) Katrantzou is in a similar position. She has overdone the highly detailed multicoloured prints and is now trying to attempt something new, which isn’t highly successful, and I blame this on the fact that she is a print designer and not a fashion designer. She also needs to attempt more than one idea in each collection, because if you don’t like Japanese landscape style prints in black and white, on silhouettes that look like conceptual kimonos gone wrong, then you are out of luck. Or Katrantzou is out of luck, because you aren’t buying it.

I love…

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giant sleeves. But these are the worst haircuts ever.

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an awesome pattern. But is she scouting cancer wards for her models?

I loathe…

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a badly cut black suit. Who would go to Mary Katrantzou for this?

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the lame kimono references throughout this collection.

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when conceptual starts to look plain silly.

All images from Vogue.com.

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  • Nat

    She tried pretty hard with this collection.